Age structures

Expert group meeting on social and economic implication of changing population age structures


The Population Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), in collaboration with the Consejo Nacional de Población (CONAPO) of Mexico and with the support of the National Institute of Aging (NIA) of the United States, organized an expert group meeting on the social and economic implications of changing population age structures. The meeting took place in Mexico City from 31 August to 2 September 2005. 


Expert group meeting on fertility, changing population trends and development: Challenges and opportunities for the future


This expert group meeting addresses key questions about fertility patterns and trends, implications for age structure changes and other population trends and effective policy responses. The meeting results will inform preparations for the forty-seventh session of the Commission on Population and Development in 2014, the theme of which is the assessment of the status of implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development.


Commission on Population and Development, fortieth session (2007)

The changing age structures of populations and their implications for development

Members of the Commission

Bureau members

  • Mr. Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury/Mr. Muhammad Ali Sorcar (Bangladesh) - Asia-Pacific Group (Chair)

  • Mr. Alvaro Portillo (Uruguay) - Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC) (Vice-Chair)

  • Mr. Abdellah Benmellouk (Morocco) - African Group (Vice-Chair)